[HEADS UP] Ports feature freeze coming soon

Erwin Lansing erwin at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jun 14 11:44:33 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 02:20:53PM -0400, FreeBSD portmgr secretary wrote:
> In preparation for 8.1-RELEASE, the ports tree will be in feature freeze
> after release candidate 1 (RC1) is released, currently planned for June 11.

As you may have noticed, RC1 has not been released as yet, but the delay
is not expected to be more than a few days.  The ports feature freeze
will therefore be postponed until this Friday, June 18, 12pm UTC.  We do
still ask you to be conservative with your changes until then.


> If you have any commits with high impact planned, get them in the tree
> before then and if they require an experimental build, have a request for
> one in portmgr@ hands within the next few days.
> Note that this again will be a feature freeze and not a full freeze.
> Normal upgrade, new ports, and changes that only affect other branches will
> be allowed without prior approval but with the extra Feature safe: yes tag
> in the commit message.  Any commit that is sweeping, i.e. touches a large
> number of ports, infrastructural changes, commits to ports with unusually
> high number of dependencies, and any other commit that requires the
> rebuilding of many packages will not be allowed without prior explicit
> approval from portmgr@ after that date.
> Thomas
> with portmgr-secretary@ hat on
> -- 
> Thomas Abthorpe		| FreeBSD Ports Management Team Secretary
> tabthorpe at FreeBSD.org	| portmgr-secretary at FreeBSD.org

Erwin Lansing                                   http://droso.org
Prediction is very difficult
especially about the future                    erwin at FreeBSD.org
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